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COVID-19: The Latest

Jefferson County set to get $12M from latest congressional COVID-19 package

STEUBENVILLE — Jefferson County’s anticipated share of the COVID-19 relief package passed by Congress on Wednesday will be approximately $12 million, Commissioner Thomas Graham announced at the start of Thursday’s meeting. It was noted that while the county had learned about the amount ...

Biden aims for ‘independence from this virus’

WASHINGTON (AP) — One year after the nation was brought to a near-standstill by the coronavirus, President Joe Biden pledged in his first prime-time address to make all adults eligible for vaccines by May 1 and raised the possibility of beginning to “mark our independence from this virus” ...

W.Va. getting its share from new relief bill

Municipalities as big as Charleston and as small as Capon Bridge — along with all 55 West Virginia counties — will receive a cut of the $4 billion in direct funding that the American Rescue Plan is sending to the Mountain State. It’s a dollar figure that Sen. Joe Manchin believes will be ...

Local communities to see funding

According to information provided by the office of Sen. Joe Manchin, local counties and municipalities are set to receive funding from the new COVID relief legislation, including: • Brooke County: $4.25 million • Hancock County: $5.59 million • Beech Bottom: $200,000 • Bethany: ...

Weirton Madonna High School students show appreciation

As part of recent observances of Catholic Schools Week, students from Weirton Madonna High School wrote letters to employees of Weirton Medical Center, including gift cards, to show their appreciation for those medical professionals who have been on the front lines during the COVID-19 pandemic. ...

Biden sets May 1 target to have all adults vaccine-eligible

WASHINGTON — One year after the nation was brought to a near-standstill by the coronavirus, President Joe Biden used his first prime-time address to outline his plan Thursday night to make all adults vaccine-eligible by May 1 and get the country "closer to normal" by the Fourth of July. He ...

Biden signs big virus aid bill

WASHINGTON — Marking a year of loss and disruption, President Joe Biden on Thursday signed into law the $1.9 trillion relief package that he said will help the U.S. defeat the coronavirus and nurse the economy back to health. Some checks to Americans could begin arriving this weekend. The ...

Congress OKs $1.9T virus relief bill

WASHINGTON — A Congress riven along party lines approved a landmark $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill Wednesday, as President Joe Biden and Democrats claimed a triumph on a bill that marshals the government's spending might against twin pandemic and economic crises that have upended a ...

Ohio drops vaccination age to 50 as new cases decrease

COLUMBUS — Gov. Mike DeWine on Monday again dropped the minimum age eligibility for COVID-19 vaccinations, this time to include those 50 years or older. With the state continuing to show progress in battling the deadly virus, DeWine said the minimum age will be lowered from 60 years-plus as ...

Fully vaccinated people can gather without masks, CDC says

NEW YORK — Fully vaccinated Americans can gather with other vaccinated people indoors without wearing a mask or social distancing, according to long-awaited guidance from federal health officials. The recommendations also say that vaccinated people can come together in the same way with ...